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Macon County Veterans Parade; Saluting Our Hometown Heroes PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, November 4, 2008

The 2008 Macon County Veterans Day Parade will be held Tuesday, 11 November 2008.  

As in years past, the parade will kickoff at 11a.m. at the County Courthouse with an opening ceremony, the Laying of the Veteran’s Day Wreath, and the playing of Taps.

The parade will begin from the Courthouse immediately following the opening ceremony. From there, it will proceed from the Public Square to Old RBS Road to Highway 52, then West on Highway 52 to the Wal-Mart Parking Lot.

Line-up for those participating in the parade will begin at 10 a.m. at Key Park.

The parade will begin from the Courthouse immediately following the opening ceremony. From there, it will proceed from the Public Square to Old RBS Road to Highway 52, then West on Highway 52 to the Wal-Mart Parking Lot.

Line-up for those participating in the parade will begin at 10 a.m. at Key Park.

There will be a closing ceremony/celebration following the parade with guest speakers Vickie Henderson, Operation Desert Shield/Storm Veteran, and Ronnie McDowell, Entertainer and Vietnam Veteran, at the Wal-Mart Parking Lot. A shuttle to the closing ceremony/celebration will be available in the Macon County Theatre parking lot.

The theme for this year’s Parade is “Macon County Salutes All Hometown Heroes,” with a special salute to women in the military service.

Food, entertainment, a climbing rock wall and presentations will also be included in the closing ceremony activities.

“We are looking forward to a great parade and are hoping for a lot of participation,” said Macon County Veterans Service Officer Mike Scott. “It is our sincere wish to make this parade a fitting tribute to the sacrifices made by our veterans. It’s our intention to honor our community veterans with this event and we hope to have another big crowd this year.”

For a complete list of Veterans Day events in Macon County, please see the schedule below:

Veterans Day Week-Long Event Calendar:

Friday, Nov. 7th

2 p.m. – Veterans Appreciation – Palace Care & Rehab in Red Boiling Springs

Saturday, Nov. 8th

8:30 a.m. – Macon Bank & Trust Veterans Breakfast – Sally Wells Building/Fairgrounds

Monday, Nov. 10th

7:30 a.m. – Citizens Bank Veterans Breakfast – Citizens Bank Main Branch

9:30 a.m. – Patriotic Program at Citizens Bank – Everyone Welcome to Attend (Speaker: Joe Bonsall)

10:15 a.m. – Lafayette Elementary Veterans Appreciation Program – LES on Meador Dr.

Tuesday, Nov 11th

11 a.m. – Parade Opening Ceremony – Macon County Courthouse

Immediately Following Parade – Veterans Appreciation Program – Wal-Mart Parking Lot (Speakers: Ronnie McDowell & Vickie Henderson)

3:30 p.m. – Macon County Sheriffs Department Veterans Appreciation Program – Macon County Justice Center